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Sat. July 16th: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Hey Queen Presents a Queer Punk Dance Party!

Jul. 8th, 2011 | 02:04 pm
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THIS WEEKEND! Fame & Shame on the LES: Heather Ács & Company

Jul. 4th, 2011 | 01:40 pm
posted by: wondergirl in anarchafeminist

Fame & Shame on the LES Presents:
this is what we have...

Solo Performance by Heather Acs
Music by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson and Gepetta


 

THREE SHOWS
Thursday, 7/7 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Friday, 7/8 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Saturday, 7/9 @ 8pm at Le Petit Versailles, E. Houston & Ave. C - FREE, but RSVP Required for Saturday show: http://bit.ly/rsvplpv

.......

Sometimes what we have is not enough. Sometimes what we have is far too much... Solo performance artist, Heather Acs will create something out of nothing to bring you an astronomical evening of storytelling, music, magic, and theatre that needs no stage.

You don’t need to be famous, you don’t need to be rich, dreamin’ is free. Enjoy an intergalactic exploration of adventures, interconnectivity & the story of stardust. Sometimes what we have, is just right.


HEATHER M. ÁCS is a Brooklyn-based, multi-media theatre performance artist, activist, educator and high-femme troublemaker. Her gritty, glittery work has been featured in festivals, theatres, and galleries across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She performs and facilitates workshops at community spaces, colleges and conferences from coast to coast. Heather has worked with Justin Bond, Claude Michelle-Wampler, J. Ed Araiza of the SITI Company, and filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh. She is the Co-Producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, a touring, performance-art cabaret of flashy, queer femme performers. She is also a dedicated teaching artist, using theatre as a tool for social change with low-income youth.

More Info:
http://www.departmentoftransformation.org

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June 12: Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret

May. 16th, 2011 | 12:27 am
posted by: wondergirl in anarchafeminist

Join us for the Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret on Sunday, June 12, 2011!

Sex workers take the stage to tell their diverse stories through performance, narrative, puppetry, burlesque, comedy and more. This event starts with a curated selection of video works about sex work around the globe, and then features an all-star lineup of eleven performers.

Producers Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe are proud to present this Sunday evening cabaret showcasing some of the most vibrant creative talent in the sex worker community. The cabaret is in homage to Annie Oakley’s Sex Workers Art Show (1997-2009) and takes place during LGBTQ Pride month, a time to reflect on the importance of community. Come listen to tales of self-determination, and bear witness to survival and celebration as sex workers eloquently — and at times raunchily — speak their truths.

With MCs Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe and DJ Sirlinda!

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2011
TIME: DOORS @ 7:30PM, VIDEOS @ 8PM SHOW @ 8:30PM
TICKETS: $12 in adv. or $15 at the door (Click here to purchase tickets online.)
WHERE: Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

For more information, please visit www.sexworkercabaret.com

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Sex Worker Zine Project - Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011

Apr. 13th, 2011 | 06:26 pm
posted by: wondergirl in anarchafeminist


Sex Worker Zine Project – Call for Submissions
The Sex Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of sex workers’ experiences of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine. This zine is intended to be informal, informational, and accessible.

How to Contribute
Are you a current or former sex worker or someone who has experienced trading sex for money, food, housing, drugs, hormones, and/or other survival needs? We want to hear from you! Please submit your work on a sheet of paper 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (ex. half a sheet of letter size paper) with quarter inch margins, full color (or black and white, high contract) page to our zine project. Please do not fold the paper if possible. Include on a separate page (either attached with a paper clip or leave unattached) your name (does not need to be your legal name), age, email address and/or phone number, and a mailing address should you wish to receive a copy if your page is makes it in the final project. Please state how, if at all, you wish to be credited for your work. (ex. Sparkley Stacey, John Doe, Anonymous in India, etc.) Be creative! Use pens, markers, collage, glitter, what ever way you wish to express yourself! You can use text or images alone or together. You can submit up to five pages but we will probably only be able to print one page per person. Your original materials will not be returned to you.

Your submission must be postmarked by May 1, 2011.

Can allies contribute?

We will consider submissions by allies! If you are an ally, friend, family member, child, parent, or partner of a sex worker, your story and advice is also valuable! Please consider submitting a page to the zine and please note if you are an ally with your submission.

Submissions by E-Mail

You can submit your piece by email if you are able (for example, created in PhotoShop or if it is scanned) at 300dpi resolution. Please email to: sarahjenny(at)gmail(dot)com.

Submissions by Mail
Mail your submission to:
Sarah Jenny
721 Broadway
4th Floor, ITP
New York, NY 10003 USA

Prompts & Ideas for Submissions
  • Your techniques for self-care, ex. bubble bath, cooking a good meal, playing with your dog, etc.
  • Techniques for harm reduction, ex. getting tested regularly, tips for screening clients, strategies for staying safe, etc.
  • How To Be An Ally To Sex Workers
  • Tips for Partners of Sex Workers – how to be supportive, how to decide whether or not to come out to a partner, etc.
  • Illustrate your favorite work outfit
  • Illustrate your favorite outfit in general!
  • What does a bad day at work feel like? How do you cope? What would you like to see change?
  • Illustrate and write about what sex work is like in your city, region, or country.
  • Illustrate and write about what you imagine ideal working conditions to be like — ex. decriminalization, health care, etc.
  • Tell us about your sex worker community!
  • Parenting and sex work
  • How to create cross-movement solidarity within social justice movements
  • A list of your favorite support resources, books, magazines, and organizations
  • Anything else you wish to add!

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NYC: Sex Worker Cabaret- Call For Performers (Sunday, June 12, 2011)

Mar. 15th, 2011 | 01:57 pm
posted by: wondergirl in anarchafeminist

Sex Worker Cabaret - Call For Performers
Sunday, June 12, 2011

Share Your Sex Worker Pride this June at the Sex Worker Cabaret on June 12th at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, New York!

Submit your proposals here >>>>> http://www.sexworkercabaret.com

We are looking for cabaret acts of 3-7 minutes each for an early evening (7pm -11pm) event: burlesque, performance art, literary readings, comedy, video art, musical acts, etc. are all welcomed.

Diversity encouraged! All genders, bodies, ages, and talents welcome to apply. We are currently looking for proposals that would be, on some level, about sex work: whether it be a story about your favorite/least favorite client, a burlesque number to She Works Hard For the Money, or a more abstract interpretation. Preference is given to current/former sex workers (self-defined) but we will also consider topical submissions from allies, partners of workers, etc.

Please submit a short proposal by April 7, 2011 about the act you are interested in doing. If we don’t know one another, please send a link to your website, facebook, etc. or a link to a video.

Compensation: This is a benefit for…you! Some overhead costs need to be covered but after that, all money received from the door will be pooled and split among the performers. (Each act is a share in the pool; each video is a half-share) We ask that you help promote as the more people we bring in, the more money for the performers. We can help out of town performers find housing, but are unable to provide travel stipends.

We are also looking for go-go dancers who would be compensated with part of the pooled funds -- but also receive tips. Go-go dancing is 7pm-8pm and during intermission. You may apply to both perform and go-go.

Please forward to anyone you think might like to be a part of this very special evening.

Deadline: Please submit your proposal by April 7th.
Submit your proposals here >>>>> http://www.sexworkercabaret.com


Questions? Contact: Sarah Jenny & Damien at producers@sexworkercabaret.com

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Sex Worker Zine Project - Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011

Mar. 10th, 2011 | 11:18 am
posted by: wondergirl in anarchafeminist

The Sex Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of sex workers’ experiences of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine. For more info, visit: http://www.sarahjenny.org/blog/portfolio/sex-worker-zine-project/ .

How to Contribute
Are you a current or former sex worker or someone who has experienced trading sex for money, food, housing, drugs, hormones, and/or other survival needs? We want to hear from you! Please submit your work on a sheet of paper 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (ex. half a sheet of letter size paper) with quarter inch margins, full color (or black and white, high contract) page to our zine project. Please do not fold the paper if possible. Include on a separate page (either attached with a paper clip or leave unattached) your name (does not need to be your legal name), age, email address and/or phone number, and a mailing address should you wish to receive a copy if your page is makes it in the final project. Please state how, if at all, you wish to be credited for your work. (ex. Sparkley Stacey, John Doe, Anonymous in India, etc.) Be creative! Use pens, markers, collage, glitter, what ever way you wish to express yourself! You can use text or images alone or together. You can submit up to five pages but we will probably only be able to print one page per person. Your original materials will not be returned to you.

Your submission must be postmarked by May 1, 2011.

Can allies contribute?
We will consider submissions by allies! If you are an ally, friend, family member, child, parent, or partner of a sex worker, your story and advice is also valuable! Please consider submitting a page to the zine and please note if you are an ally with your submission.

Submissions by E-Mail

You can submit your piece by email if you are able (for example, created in PhotoShop or if it is scanned) at 300dpi resolution. Please email to: sarahjenny(at)gmail(dot)com.

Submissions by Mail

Mail your submission to:
Sarah Jenny
721 Broadway
4th Floor, ITP
New York, NY 10003 USA


Prompts & Ideas for Submissions
  • Your techniques for self-care, ex. bubble bath, cooking a good meal, playing with your dog, etc.
  • Techniques for harm reduction, ex. getting tested regularly, tips for screening clients, strategies for staying safe, etc.
  • How To Be An Ally To Sex Workers
  • Tips for Partners of Sex Workers – how to be supportive, how to decide whether or not to come out to a partner, etc.
  • Illustrate your favorite work outfit
  • Illustrate your favorite outfit in general!
  • What does a bad day at work feel like? How do you cope? What would you like to see change?
  • Illustrate and write about what sex work is like in your city, region, or country.
  • Illustrate and write about what you imagine ideal working conditions to be like — ex. decriminalization, health care, etc.
  • Tell us about your sex worker community!
  • A list of your favorite support resources, books, magazines, and organizations
  • Anything else you wish to add!

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"Femme Means Attack" Call for Submissions

Jan. 21st, 2010 | 01:39 pm
posted by: dashingdeviant in anarchafeminist

We're looking for submissions from all self-identified femmes who identify with radical politics. If you don't identify as femme, please still pass the word along!

crossposted to anarchafeminist, anarchists, anarchoqueer, butchfemmetrans,camptrans, fiercefemmes, genderqueer, postqueer, queer_punks, trans_feminism, transgender

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Call for submissions! APMT 1.2: this is what we call family

Nov. 2nd, 2009 | 01:14 pm
posted by: fey_seraph in anarchafeminist

Call for Submissions!

Alchemical Postmodern Theorist: explore no-identity politics, radical culture & queer liberation




Issue two of my zine, APMT, is about family. APMT 1.2: "this is what we call family" explores family in all of its brilliant permutations. Is family defined by one man, and one women, and kids? By two married people of any gender? I am seeking to move beyond the gay marriage debate, and into the territory of chosen, post-nuclear, extended and queer families that break boundaries and practice radical new forms of support and encouragement. At the root of the revolution are groups of people who depend on each other, who are imagining and re-imagining 'family' all the time. I would love to have you be a part of this zine. Share your experiences with family: contribute a story, photograph, artwork, poem or article.

Stories, artwork and photography related to more traditional families (about having a child, marrying, or about parents, siblings, and grandparents) are more than acceptable, but these stories will be only part of the zine. Whatever your usual or unusual family structure, I would like to hear about it.
Deadline for submission is December 30, 2009. I'll accept pieces up until Jan 7 if you let me know beforehand.

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the mainstream queer agenda doesn't acknowlegde struggles as linked

Oct. 26th, 2009 | 03:08 pm
posted by: fey_seraph in anarchafeminist

I live in Maine, where a referendum vote has come to choose whether we will have gay marriage. A Yes vote throws out our current gay marriage law; a No vote maintains gay marriage. I hate to deter the NO on 1 petitioners. They approach me on campus, excited to see someone who will certainly sign. "Do you support same sex marriage equality?"

"I don't know."

"No, I don't support marriage -at all-."

"No."

If there are friends with me they laugh and agree. For some reason they've jumped on the bandwagon with me. Are my reasons solid? Do I betray my queer community with good intentions? Am I just trying to stage a last stand, be a little bit ornery?

Here is my position thus far.

Queer people should have the same rights as everyone else. Queer people have the right to defend these rights by whatever means are appropriate at the time.

Many Queer people have adopted a fairly assimilationist agenda. By "assimilationist" I mean social assimilation into mainstream American society. This goal has been prioritized by Queer people who have money and drive the Queer agenda. However, many Queer people who do not have great economic power have found the mainstream Queer agenda to be relevant to them.

Here are a few minor points about what it means to have an assimilationist agenda versus a transformative agenda.

An Assimilationist Agenda

1. We, as a Queer minority, take on the institutions of mainstream America in a way that leaves the economic situation completely unchanged.

2. We, as a Queer minority, assert that we should be treated equally; that is, we should have the right to enter into preexisting mainstream institutions and their definition should be expanded to include us.

3. We, as a Queer minority, do not see our difference (as a sexual and cultural minority) to be related to other differences, like class, race and sex. We assert that we are not significantly different from straight people and that rights should be conferred on that basis. We assert that our sexual and cultural practices are a personal, and not a political, difference; that is, they have no implications for mainstream society.

A Transformative Agenda

1. We, as Queer people, have been led by our position as historical outsiders to resist and question the institutions of mainstream America.

2. We, as Queer people, assert that we should be treated equally; that is, we should have the right to be safe and undisturbed in our communities and have the right to practice our lifestyles without disruption. If disruption and discrimination do occur, we reserve the right to resist directly and to create alternative social institutions which value our lives, which should also be free of disruption.

3. We, as Queer people, see our difference to be related to other differences, like race, class and sex. We see ways in which patriarchy, civilization and colonialism have interacted to produce classes of people who face multiple oppressions. We recognize that as long as capitalism exists, there will always be an underclass, whether or not we are in it. We see our difference, so oppressed over hundreds of years, to be a tool which can be used to create awareness both in ourselves and in others. We see our difference as both personal and inescapably political, given that the fact of our existence has implications for the often opppressive assumptions of mainstream society.

Thoughts, impressions, comments and critiques are welcome.

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Aug. 28th, 2009 | 08:17 pm
posted by: sallydarity in anarchafeminist

i thought i'd throw this out there... i put together the content on the sallydarity section of anarcha.org, and unfortunately it hasn't been updated in a while. i imagine there's some new stuff that should go up. but i was thinking about why there isn't more of an anarcha-feminist presence especially in writing.

maybe the writing is happening, but not explicitly from an anarcha-feminist position. or maybe the focus is on other types of projects.

so i'm wondering if you'll share what you're doing or what other anarcha-feminists you know are doing. thanks.

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